Capable! The X10-4KE’s serving up wired and wireless networking, combined with an android operating system that allows voice control through Alexa and Google Assistant.
Two HDMI 2.0’s with HDCP, (even an SPDIF – digital optical) and three USB’s, a card reader, plus more, make it a truly formidable projector. Perhaps not as bright, but with most of what is found in big 10,000 projectors, given this is a fixed lens short throw design. The LED engine claim of 30,000 hours is over 4 years of 24/7/365! No maintenance required.
Seriously – all of this, plus sharp 4K UHD resolution!
I "project" that these LED projectors will fast become huge for smaller digital signage applications. They can do things flat displays can’t do, look for odd shapes and abilities like projection mapping, including Point of Sale!
Speaking of 4K UHD: For those not clear on the pecking order of 4K capable projectors when it comes to sharpness and detail, here’s how they stack up - all else being equal! That is, for example, comparable optical quality of lenses, but differing ways of putting the info up on the screen (ie pixel shifting vs native…)
Native 4K: A projector that can put 8.3 million pixels on the screen without overlapping them (without pixel shifting). Projectors that do this have the smallest pixels, and cn therefore resolve more detail.
4K UHD - 2716x1528x2 DLP chips: The next best thing. Larger pixels (2x the size in area), with pixel shifting provide more detail than using lower numbers of pixels before pixel shifting. By shifting - hitting the screen twice, more detail than the same 2716x1528 resolution in a single pass
4K UHD - 1920x1080x4 DLP chips: These hit the screen 4x, but start out with larger pixels. Therefore cannot reproduce as much detail as those above.
4K Capable - Pixel Shifters: - 1920x1080x2: By only hitting the screen 2X cannot muscle up as much detail as the 4K UHD projectors. So far, all the pixel shifting LCoS and 3LCD projectors are at this “lower” resolution.
4K Capable 1080p/WUXGA projectors: These are fast becoming popular - They have the ability to accept 4K content, but merely downscaling it to 1080 or WUXGA resolution. This primarily provides future proofing, rather than improved sharpness and detail compared to feeding such projectors 1080/WUXGA content.
This Viewsonic is just one interesting configuration of LED projectors hitting the market. Others are more traditional such as a just-announced, lower-cost LG business projector we are reviewing.